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Drought doesn’t bode well for fire season

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WENATCHEE — Drought has brought an early wildfire season to North Central Washington.

The past several months — what weather forecasters and hydrologists consider the water accumulation season — has been the second driest on record for Wenatchee, according to the National Weather Service. And drought — it is official for our area — greatly increases fire danger later in the year.

Strong winds propelled a lightning-caused blaze through 1,300 acres of dry brush south of Malaga Wednesday, while another…

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